Old Trafford legend Wayne Rooney has called on Manchester United faithfuls to be patient as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to guide the club back into the Champions League and fight for top honours again, home and abroad.

Rooney, the Red Devils all time top scorer with 253 goals, faced his old club in the fifth round of the Fa cup. A match United won 3-0, thanks to a double from January signing Odion Ighalo and another effort from left back Luke Shaw.

The former England captain spent 13 years at Old Trafford, during which he won every domestic honour along with the Champions League and the Europa League.
Rooney, 34, returned to boyhood club Everton in 2017 before embarking on a spell with Major League Soccer outfit DC United.

Rooney Joined Derby as player-coach at the end of last December. The former England captain returned to England to find his old club facing a very different outlook to when he was leading the attack.
However, he feels United are moving in the right direction again and just need time to regain their place at the top of the game.

He stated that it will take another two or three years,but the most important thing is for them to try and get into the Champions League this year. He declared getting to the champions league will aid the club to plan better for the future. The lure of champions league football will also attract top talent to Old Trafford.

Phillip Cocu's Derby are 13th in the Sky Bet Championship and while Rooney knows the Rams are way behind to make the playoffs, he believed the squad is capable of getting a strong finish to the season and probably build on it for the coming season.
The Rams were led to the play off final last season by Frank Lampard, where they lost 2-1 to Aston Villa.